Sunday, 10 April 2016

Snapshots

A rare treat....I've just had breakfast in bed.
I think it's a thank you for me agreeing to take him to the airport today!
The Prof will chatter to himself from waking
Here's a snapshot of of the Prof's one sided conversations which fill the cottage on mornings like these .
( Remember I do not generally speak before 10 am)
" The eggs are broken..someone ( namely me) has been over scraping the pan's bottom AGAIN!"
" YOU'RE GOING BACK!" ( a regular comment bellowed at the naughty Mary)
" WHAT DO YOU WANT?" ( a regular comment bellowed at Winnie when she offers him one of her deadpan expressions
" THIS PLACE IS A MIDDEN " 
" I HAVE TOO MUCH TO DO!!!!!!!!!"
and the best in this morning's bunch......

" I 've TOLD YOU BEFORE....... DON'T LEAVE THE SUGERLUMPS BOWL  ON THE TABLE! ALBERT FARTS ON IT!" 

The Prof looks worried....I'm driving him to the airport!!

67 comments:

  1. What a menagerie you live in. Where is the Prof going this time? I hope it is somewhere warm and even exotic - but I suspect no such luck.

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  2. I generally don't speak before 10:00 am, either. Sometimes I won't speak until after noon.

    My cats have never farted on anything edible - - at least not that I know of....

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  3. LOL! I am the chatterer (and singer) unanswered in this house. I often feel very glad that my partner is at least understanding of my nuttiness, even if he doesn't join in. Reminds me of this quote, one of my faves. “A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.”

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    1. What a lovely saying!

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    2. " ...and tell you that you're a knob sometimes

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  4. Albert farting on the sugar lumps has me chortling with mirth. And concealing this post from Jazz.

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  5. Breakfast in bed at your house doesn't sound all that appetizing to me. But it's at least entertaining. He farts on the sugar bowl!?!?!?

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    1. He did it once ( over the fruit bowl actually) and the prof saw and never forgot it

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  6. {giggle} After years of “my” constant nagging to put his shoes away when taking them off, instead of leaving them lying about the house, falling on deaf ears. I took to hiding them. Now of a morning while enjoying my coffee I am treated to my partners lolloping about the house franticly hunting a pair of shoes. After 30 minutes he will stop, look at me sternly and ask, “OK, where are they?” Smiling, I look over my coffee cup and with a lilting voice say, “The last time I saw them, they were in the closet in the shoe rack!” Bam! Hidden in plain sight! Ahh, the twinkling entertaining moments of domestic life {giggle} Wishing you a wonderful day …

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    1. sounds like my spouse...

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    2. Gary, you couldn't make it up gary. Thanks for the comment

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    3. Gary, you couldn't make it up gary. Thanks for the comment

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  7. I am glad you take this all with a grain of salt, and maybe a sugar lump. We drama queens like to vocalise everything, and it is good when the other half just lets it all roll away on the breeze :)

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    1. It's taken years to roll my eyes inwardly

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  8. Which airport I wonder? Rhyl International? I guess that Chris is off to The Mad Professors Conference where professors do crazy things like John Cleese in The Ministry of Silly Walks plus plenty of professorial harrumphing. I guess he'll be leading the raised eyebrow workshop.

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    1. Rhyl? yp marks and spencers and ikea are coming to Rhyl! Hey!

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    2. No. You heard it wrong - it's "Poundworld" and "Cash Converters" who are coming.

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  9. 6:30a here; I have my first laugh of the day. I don't care if my cats fart on anything.

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  10. When I eventually come round to yours for tea, I will not take sugar, thank you.

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  11. I'm with you, John, about NOT speaking before 10 AM. Silence is golden.

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  12. Love it, love it, love it. Your poor husband :) x

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  13. The last one was indeed the best one.

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  14. What can one say but very amusing and you are a most unlikely couple of married blokes.

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    1. Why andrew...thank you ..I think?

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  15. First giggle for me this morning as well . . .
    It would be fun to hear Prof's version . . .

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  16. Same here....husband knows not to talk to me til I've had my coffee, fed the cats and looked at the computer.

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  17. I leave my white noise machine on while I lie in bed in order to drown out Tom's conversations with the cats, the coffee pot, the weather, the news and whatever else has him going.

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    1. I put a pillow over my head

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  18. I love a quiet morning. On the weekends, I am always up first and apart from saying good morning to the cat, the only sound is the kettle boiling, or me typing on the keyboard. The rest of the day can have its noise, but a quiet morning is beautiful. -Jenn

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  19. Remind me never to take sugar in my tea if I ever come to your house.

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  20. I don't take sugar so I won't have to worry when I come.

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  21. I know that look, I wear that look,

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  22. You are the salty to his sweet.....or the other way around,,x

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  23. How do you know if Albert has farted on the sugar? Does it leave a smell behind?

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    1. Apparently the Prof saw a " faintly white emission " emendating from Alberts bum hole

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    2. shaking with laughter to this reply

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  24. He's not exactly full of the joys for a morning person is he?

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    1. And thats his happy face

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  25. The cottage will be quite tomorrow morning and you'll realise how much you miss him. Greetings Maria x

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  26. Reader complaint: I was laughing so loudly I found it difficult to read this to my husband.

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  27. I think there are two comedians in your household!

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    1. Only one jenny, only one

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  28. Off the subject, but I had my first scotch egg last evening. A new Scottish themed Restaurant opened near by and they have scotch eggs as an appetizer. My husband loved them, I thought they were different but okay.

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    1. Scotch eggs are a MAN THING

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    2. I love Scotch eggs, and a female friend of mine likes them also. She lived in the UK for awhile so had the real deal, and pronounced mine as really good.

      If you cross the Pond sometime, perhaps we can meet up and you can taste test for yourself.

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    3. Ah yes, left a lovely recipe for you... =D

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    4. No, no! Not restricted to men, at ALL! I love them and so does my partner and we are the opposite of men. so there. Gay gals like scotch eggs!

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  29. Does the Prof have a favorite pet? (I'm guessing it isn't Albert)!

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    1. The scotties have always been hus dogs. They have similar personalities....slightly aloof, loyal, bad tempered at times...
      Maddie and the Prof were inseparable.
      George loves him dearly. They go to bed together each night, george will wait for his master and joyfully they go up yogether every night

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    2. Awwww......and keep that new word,yogether,I like it!

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    3. But Scotties, oh so sweet and all knowing !
      The Zen gud dugs.
      I like to be quiet in the morning before the day starts but I need to talk more to thehamish because Watson is not here.

      cheers, parsnip

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  30. Perhaps a covered sugar bowl or a preserves jar with a latch and rubber gasket would be something to consider?.

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    1. Too easy will...far too easy

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  31. so glad to have found you (cannot for the life of me remember I how found my way to you but...) Look forward every day now to your post and your great commenters who I suspect you know well! Delightful posts from the ridiculous to the sublime - as life should be. I am a retired Psychiatric Social Worker - back working 2 nights in a psych emergency room - realiwe I couldn't live without the contact that both enriches me and enrages me....thanks for the daily missives....

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    1. Lovely to meet you..i am an ex psychiatric nurse
      X

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  32. I'm rather quiet in the mornings too. It takes time to jump start me.

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  33. I know not to talk to Dave before his shower. After that, he's fine.

    How does one know if a cat farts on a sugar bowl?!

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  34. I will say hello to the animals and even the chickens in the mornings but anyone else who has the temertity to be around better just keep their mouth shut until I have at least sipped my coffee!!

    Do sugar lumps that have been farted on taste different ... you've got me wondering. Perhaps I'll have to do an experiment with Ginger the cat ... if I squeeze him hard enough surely he'll fart .... or maybe I can get Suky to oblige that would be easier and much more frequent. ALthough if I put the sugar lumps anywhere near her she'll just eat the lot ... farted on or not!!

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